One of the most endearing features of Lake Havasu City is the many lighthouses that dot the shores of the lake. Recently, the all-volunteer Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, established in 2000, added its newest member – a replica of the Cape Henry Lighthouse located in Virginia Beach, VA that dates back to 1792 and is the location of the first landing of the English colonists on Virginia’s shores.
The 27 lighthouses around Lake Havasu are all smaller replicas of real lighthouses in the US. But make no mistake, these replicas are fully functional and Coast Guard approved as navigational aids. Some you can reach by hiking; others are only accessible by boat, which is part of their charm.
The newest Cape Henry replica is installed in the Lake Havasu State Park, on the jetty for the new boat launch ramp installed north of Windsor 4. It is sponsored by 14-year residents Dale and Dian Gibson who dedicated it to the city, “in appreciation for the many happy times and memories spent on the lake since (their) first visit in 1964.”
The lighthouses make an already adventurous boating experience even more beautiful and unique. See the entire list and a map at: